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fish

fish

pronunciation:
fIsh
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
fish out of water
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part of speech: noun
inflections: fish, fishes
definition 1: an animal that lives in water and has fins for swimming and gills for breathing. Fish are cold-blooded animals with skeletons inside their bodies. Most fish have scales on their skin. There are many kinds of fish, including salmon, goldfish, tuna, and sharks.
 
definition 2: the flesh of fish eaten as food.
phrase: fish out of water
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: fished, fishes, fishing
definition 1: to pull or draw out (often followed by "up" or "out").
He fished a sock out of the drawer.
definition 2: to catch or try to catch fish.
Cara goes fishing almost every weekend with her father.
 
definition 3: to search for or try to find out about something, often in a way that is not direct.
He's always fishing around for new ideas.She fished in her purse for some coins.
similar words:
grope
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person associated with fishing
some activities involved in fishing
some things used for fishing